Teacher Resources ~ Some Free and Others Almost Free

I am always trying to find supplies for the classroom, which is difficult because I’m always at work. I decided to use Spring Break to acquire new resources for classroom materials. Time is not the only issue, money is always in short supply. So I have become adept at locating free, or as close to free materials as possible.

Today’s location is: 

Scrap located in Denton Texas.  I heard about Scrap from a teacher friend who graduated from the University of North Texas which is located very near this store. Scrap is a nice size shop located 420 S. Bell Ave. in Denton, Texas. The cashier at the counter was exceptionally nice, as she explained how items were priced. The items here are donated, then they categorize like items and price them to sell. Let me state that I never had to ask for a price on any item. Seeing the vast amount of stuff, I admired the time it must have taken to complete such a huge task. Many items could be purchased by the scoop, by the bag, or more fun, by the handful. Guess that’s my favorite because I have huge hands! My man hands came in very useful today.  As you can see in the photos items were priced well. Scrap offers a membership program where you get discounts and special offers. Currently they are running a special, two memberships for the price of one, during March 2017. Memberships are not required to shop at scrap. Scrap is for anyone wanting to explore or looking for items they forgot they needed. They have great prices too. Srap is a great resource in the “Almost Free” category.  Scrap Website

Photos were taken by Cutie in The Kitchen (my daughter) 

About Jeanine Gaston

I grew up just East of San Diego, on a hill called, Mt. Helix. As a child, I played in the Bird of Paradise fields, across from our orchard. Our father built us a play house among the citrus trees, tucked between the oranges and lemons. He also took us along on business trips, visiting counties from Singapore to Fiji. Touring each country, my parents educated us on local cultures and we always enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens. What an impact those trips had on me. Now days, I love spending time outside, working in the garden and playing with my children. I find myself missing the distant view of the ocean, and the taste of sweet oranges, picked from the tree. Someday, I hope to take my children back to my beloved orchard on the hill.